Hired Hand Beer Cocktails
Beer and cocktails sounds like strange bedfellows. But interestingly centuries ago one of the ancestors of the cocktail was the PURL, a concoction of beer and bitters. In the 1700s, sailors were mixing beer, sugar, rum and nutmeg. The United States itself has a rich tradition of beer cocktails. Hired Hand's Ian Huzienga has put his own twist on the beer cocktail combining his own brewed beers with Vermont spirits, and ingredients sourced from local farms and forests to provide the true taste of Vermont in a cocktail.
All cocktails $8.
Stonecutters Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey — gold medal recipient at the 2016 New York World Wine & Spirits competition — blended with lemonade, simple syrup, pomegranate molasses, and fresh berries topped with Hired Hand Pale Ale.
Smugglers Notch Distillery Vodka, clarified Bloody Mary mix, and pickled vegetables topped with Hired Hand Pale Ale.
Addison Gap Distillery Papilio Agave Spirit, Aperol, muddled luxardo cherry, orange bitters, and agave nectar topped with Hired Hand Double IPA.
Jameson Irish Whiskey, cold dark roast coffee, simple syrup, and chocolate bitters topped with Stout and a splash of half and half and cocoa